There are two ways of understanding this territory. The first is the way an encyclopedia would describe it. It is known that Patagonia stands in the southern tip of both Argentina and Chile and that, with the exception of the Antarctic, it is the last land inhabited by man. This extreme condition is still the inspiration that leads travelers to explore its confines. The presence of Los Glaciares National Park in its territory - an extension that seems infinite and houses over 300 glaciers - is also well known. An encyclopedia would tell you that 47 of those glaciers descend from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and that the Perito Moreno Glacier (declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1981) is the most extraordinary of them all with a front that stretches across 3 miles and a height of 200 feet above the lake's water level.
The second way of understanding Patagonia has nothing to do with facts and figures. It is a place of wonder. One thing is to know the measurements of the Perito Moreno Glacier and quite another to stand in front of its grandness and listen to the creaking of the ice as it moves and the crashing sound when parts of it fall into the lake. All of the surroundings also offer unequaled beauty: the hills and mountains, the lakes and rivers, the aridness of the land contrasting with the sculptures of ice, the silence. It is all a dramatic and breathtaking work of nature. A place you will undoubtedly want to return to.
So close, and yet so far: that is exactly where EOLO is located within the Patagonian geography. The property on which it stands, a 10,000 acres estancia, is close to the most important southern icons - The Andes Mountains, the lakes and the glaciers - while immersed in the steppe's windy silence.
Accessible and at the same time exclusive, EOLO offers two unusual simultaneous experiences in El Calafate. On the one hand, you will be able to experience the scenery directly: the hotel has unique activities for guests who wish to trek, horseback ride, mountain bike or bird watch. On the other, visitors can contemplate the endless horizon and give in to the peacefulness of the geography's vastness without leaving the comfort of the hotel. The sunrises and sunsets, the moon rising, the infinite colors of the sky: all are at plain sight from ones' bed, the restaurant or any of the other common areas in the hotel which replicate on the inside the dominant simplicity of the outside.
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To complete this part of the world cross over to Chile with the sister property #muststays AWASI PATAGONIA....
Awasi Patagonia has views over the Torres del Paine Mountain Range, the Patagonian Steppe and Lake Sarmiento. It is the world's southernmost Relais & Chateaux hotel.
14 Private Villas
Move into your own "outpost" in the middle of pristine Patagonia, complete with a wood burning stove and your very own hot tub.
“...it seems that the lodge was built around nature rather than the other way around...”
One Private Guide and a 4WD are assigned to each Villa, resulting in tailor-made excursions.
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